World Briefs: Boston bomber may face state murder trial

Colima Volcano
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Boston bomber may face state murder trial

NEW YORK • Convicted Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could stand trial on state charges for the murder of a police officer despite being on death row at a federal prison, a report said on Saturday.

Tsarnaev was convicted in a federal court in Boston in April and formally sentenced to death last month over the 2013 bomb attacks that left three dead and 264 injured in one of the bloodiest assaults in the United States since the Sept 11, 2001 attacks.

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Hundreds evacuated amid eruption fears

COLIMA (Mexico) • Hundreds of people were evacuated from villages around Mexico's "Volcano of Fire" amid fears an eruption could escalate to become the biggest in a century .

Ash from the Colima Volcano rained down on nearby communities while lava flowed down its flanks, prompting the authorities to seal off the area around the crater on Saturday.

The interior ministry said the volcanic activity was "atypical, presenting conditions similar to those of 1913", when a major eruption took place.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 13, 2015, with the headline 'World Briefs: Boston bomber may face state murder trial'. Print Edition | Subscribe